Microsoft has some bad news for businesses who wanted to get the big Surface Hub touchscreen PCs. The company has raised the prices for both the 55-inch and 84-inch versions of the Windows 10 PCs and has delayed the release of the products again as well.
According to Petri:
"When the Hub was announced, it was initially priced at $6,999 for the 55 inch and $19,999 for the 84-inch model, but now the company is going to increase the price of the device for all new orders. Starting today, if you order a 55-inch Hub, it will cost you $8,999. If you purchase the 84-inch version, the price will now be $21,999. For those who have already ordered the devices, the company will honor the initial price.
In addition, Microsoft's plan to start shipping the Surface Hubs on January 1 has been pushed back. Petri was told by a Microsoft spokesperson that the new ship date will be sometime later in the first quarter of 2016, but no other information was revealed. Microsoft began taking pre-orders for the Surface Hubs in July, and this new delay won't make those folks who put their order in early happy.